"Foreign Enemies" sneak preview


Travis McGee
September 1, 2008, 10:10 PM
Currently I'm about 2/3s of the way through writing "Foreign Enemies," the end of my Enemies trilogy. This section holds together pretty well on its own. It provides most of the background explanation behind the novel.


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September 1, 2008, 11:11 PM

loved the first two - the story just keeps getting better. Eagerly awaiting this one!

September 1, 2008, 11:17 PM
oh - and by the way - this one also makes me sick to my stomach, because it's only about one percent off from where we actually are....great story!

September 1, 2008, 11:47 PM
Good stuff.
I've got a space saved next to the other two.
Thanks for the update...

Now get back to writing...;) :D (just kidding, of course)

Oleg Volk
September 1, 2008, 11:52 PM
I read about the first 40% of the last book: it is better by far than the first two...which were pretty decent already.

September 1, 2008, 11:54 PM
Where can I get these books?
(And what are they about?)

Rich K
September 2, 2008, 12:20 AM
Matt, glad to hear it's coming along so well. Any idea on a publishing date? Just a ball park figure would be fine.

September 2, 2008, 12:26 AM
Oh yeah. Right.

Like I need a sneak preview to entice me into buying the third book.


Enough with the teasing already. Get your butt back to writing.

September 2, 2008, 12:42 AM

September 2, 2008, 12:53 AM
It looks real good man, now get back to finishing it!!!

single action
September 2, 2008, 12:54 AM
Have the first 2, anxiously awaiting the 3rd. Good reading is hard to find.

September 2, 2008, 04:03 AM
Where can I get these books?
(And what are they about?)Take a look at the link in the OP's sig.

September 2, 2008, 07:03 AM

book 1 yellow
book 2 red
book 3? I will guess green.

and hurry the heck up.

is the free Barrett 50BMG rifle offer with every book deal still on or has it expired? I know this was just for pre-orders made during Mrs Millers Third grade class in 1972 but I am pretty sure I had that in my order along with the James and the giant peach book.

Travis McGee
September 2, 2008, 08:05 AM
Rich K: I'm hoping for spring of 2009.

Flynir: Foreign Enemies' cover will be sky blue.

September 2, 2008, 12:16 PM
Wow! Can't wait to buy the book!


September 2, 2008, 12:44 PM
Thanks for the sneak preview. Haven't gotten to reading it yet, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it just like the first two. Looking forward to it's release.

September 2, 2008, 01:08 PM
Excellent...time to go reread the first two books.

Now we're going to have to wait a year until it comes out. UGH!

September 2, 2008, 02:09 PM

There's nothing in the Constitution that states there are 9 justices. In fact, FDR threatened to pack the court if SCOTUS didn't start agreeing with his policies. You may want to remove that part about the amendment to have 12 justices.

September 2, 2008, 02:21 PM
Take a look at the link in the OP's sig.
I did. I still know little about the book.
I'd like to read the little lead-in that inevitably comes on the back of paperbacks.
It does have one of those, doesn't it?
EDIT: Found them.

Joe Gunns
September 2, 2008, 03:58 PM
Can't wait!

Travis McGee
September 2, 2008, 05:32 PM
Crebralfix: good point, I'll adjust that.

September 2, 2008, 08:49 PM
Sky blue, huh?

As in Tidy Bowl blue helmets?

Foreign enemies?

I can't wait, I've read the other two books twice each. Great stuff!

Travis McGee
September 2, 2008, 09:50 PM
Yes indeed, as in sky blue helmets and berets. Invited in by our very own president.

September 3, 2008, 01:29 PM
You know, depending on the upcoming election results, I could actually see this happening.

If the election goes the wrong way, that is.

Travis McGee
September 3, 2008, 03:45 PM
So can I, especially if the economy really tanks.

The Viking
September 3, 2008, 03:51 PM
Sir, that is the most chilling thing I've ever read in my entire life. And I'm glad I read it. I shall have to buy your earlier books as well as this one when it hits the stores.
And I should really get myself a couple of rifles...I can see similar things happening here...

September 3, 2008, 05:16 PM
I've been obsessed with reading your excerpts for the past few days since reading this post. I am going to order your books now because I ran out and I'm hooked. Great idea with posting chapters out of the book, honestly I never would have considered buying the books if I didn't get hooked through the excerpts.


September 4, 2008, 06:41 AM
Travis . the first book made me buy a bunch of nice shooting sticks. the second book made me want to join the Utah Minutemen. the third book .? pending.

September 7, 2008, 10:32 PM
Just a little bump so more new readers might be introduced to these excellent books...

September 7, 2008, 10:47 PM
excellent I loved the first one and just purchased your 2nd 2 mins ago!

September 8, 2008, 12:36 AM
You know, the last chapter needs to be a gratuitious mishmash... An accountant turned action horror writer turns up... The tacticoolest of the tacticool finally gets his girr... Oleg photographs a woman who won't take her clothes off... You know... Milestone stuff...

September 8, 2008, 01:36 AM
I enjoyed the first two books, and I'm looking forward to # 3 just to get me totally angry again. Thank you for the sneak peek.

Matt, you've a great way of taking political and social realities as they are now and taking them to their worst-case but plausible conclusion. The below is a link to a recent article about Obama's "hidden" Socialist agenda. It fits right in with your themes. Where the devil are we headed, anyway? I'm glad I won't be here to see it, but I feel sad for my children and grandchildren.


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